Patents Examined by Gerald J Sufleta, II
  • Patent number: 11220626
    Abstract: A color conversion film is provided. The film includes at least one narrow band emission phosphor dispersed within a binder matrix, wherein the narrow band emission phosphor has a D50 particle size from about 0.1 ?m to about 15 ?m and is selected from the group consisting of a green-emitting U6+-containing phosphor, a green-emitting Mn2+-containing phosphor, a red-emitting phosphor based on complex fluoride materials activated by Mn4+, and a mixture thereof. A device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark D. Doherty, Yangang Liang, Jie Jerry Liu, Samuel Joseph Camardello, James Edward Murphy
  • Patent number: 11215874
    Abstract: A light collimation device, a backlight module and a display panel are provided. The light collimation device includes a lampshade and a light guiding part, wherein the lampshade includes a plurality of curved reflecting parts, a first total reflecting part and a second total reflecting part. The curved reflecting part is configured to reflect part of light from a light source arranged at a focal point of curved reflecting part to the first total reflecting part. The first total reflecting part is configured to reflect part of incident light to the second total reflecting part and directly direct another part of light to the light guiding part. The second total reflecting part is configured to reflect incident light to the light guiding part. The light guiding part is configured to cause incident light to propagate in a total reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sen Ma, Qian Wang, Tao Hong, Wenqing Zhao, Qingxun Zhang, Zhongxiao Li
  • Patent number: 11208030
    Abstract: The invention describes a method of providing an illumination pattern for vehicle lighting, the method comprising the steps of: providing a light pattern comprising a multitude of scanlines of white light by illuminating a light converter by means of a scanning laser arrangement for illuminating an area, wherein the scanlines are characterized by a defined scanline width; adapting a cut-off of the light pattern by changing a position of at least one scanline with respect to a reference illumination pattern or by dimming at least a limited portion of at least one scanline. The invention further describes a vehicle headlight system and a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Ulrich Hechtfischer, Steffen Zozgornik
  • Patent number: 11204461
    Abstract: A light guide plate supported by at least one frame. An LED module is arranged on at least one side of the light guide plate, and a power input module is supported by at least one frame. When power is applied by the power input module, LED elements of the LED module emit light, and light emitted by the LED module is emitted through the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventor: Min Ji Kim
  • Patent number: 11204159
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a housing containing a light emitter. A lens is connected to the housing. An accessory interface is connected to one of the lens or the housing. A control component is connected to the accessory interface. The accessory interface includes a shape conforming material configured to receive the control component and to eliminate discontinuities between the control component and the lens or housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Christopher Bailey
  • Patent number: 11193640
    Abstract: An illumination device (10) includes: laser light sources (20) having different radiant fluxes; and diffractive optical elements (40) provided correspondingly to the respective laser light sources. A planar dimension of the diffractive optical element, which corresponds to the laser light source that emits a laser light having a minimum radiant flux, is smaller than a planar dimension of the diffractive optical element, which corresponds to the laser light source that emits a laser light having a maximum radiant flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shumpei Nishio, Makio Kurashige
  • Patent number: 11189444
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus having key tops that can be illuminated without cooling performance being affected is described. The electronic apparatus includes: a chassis and a keyboard device having a set of key tops; a base plate for supporting the key tops; a membrane sheet laminated on a top surface side of the base plate; a light guide plate laminated on a bottom surface side of the base plate; and a light source module for irradiating the key tops with light via the light guide plate. The keyboard device, which is located on a top surface side of the chassis, includes an inlet port for passing air in a top-bottom direction and a set of individual light sources arranged respectively on bottom surface sides of a part of the key tops that is located to overlap the inlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Masahiro Kitamura, Takuroh Kamimura, Shogo Akiyama, Satoshi Douzono
  • Patent number: 11181239
    Abstract: An adjustable lighting lamp includes a lamp head, a lamp body and a connector movably connect the lamp head with the lamp body for adjusting an illumination direction of the lamp head. The connector of the light lamp includes a coupling base connected to the lamp body and a linkage protrusion connected to the lamp head and configured to adjust the light lamp being switched between a first illumination state in which the illumination direction of the lamp head is aligned with an extending direction of the lamp body, a second illumination state in which the illumination direction of the lamp head is perpendicular to the extending direction of the lamp body, and a third illumination state in which an angle between the illumination direction of the lamp head and the extending direction of the lamp body define an obtuse angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NINGBO FUTAI ELECTRIC LIMITED
    Inventor: Fujun Qiu
  • Patent number: 11175533
    Abstract: A light redirecting film, a backlight including the light redirecting film, and a display system including the backlight are described. The light redirecting film may be a microstructured film including a plurality of substantially parallel spaced apart structures on a substrate. The backlight includes a plurality of discrete spaced apart light sources configured to illuminate a plurality of non-overlapping illumination zones in a display surface in a one-to-one correspondence relationship; and a microstructured film disposed on the plurality of light sources, such that when the display surface is disposed on the microstructured film and the light sources are energized, at least 80% of light emitted by each light source illuminates a corresponding illumination zone in the display surface, and a luminous intensity distribution across the plurality of the illumination zones has an average I and a standard deviation S, where S/I<1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Gary T. Boyd
  • Patent number: 11168863
    Abstract: A vehicular luminaire according to embodiments includes a socket; a substrate provided on the socket and including a wiring pattern on at least one surface; at least one light-emitting element electrically connected to the wiring pattern; and a plurality of power-supply terminals extending inside the socket and including one end portion exposed from the socket, the vicinity of the end portion being bent toward the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Kiyokazu Hino
  • Patent number: 11155285
    Abstract: An optical system (100) for a light emitting diode (LED) signal includes a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) (12, 14), a plurality of optical lenses (20, 40, 60, 80) for diverging and collimating light generated by the plurality of LEDs (12, 14), wherein the plurality of LEDs (12, 14) and the plurality of optical lenses (20, 40, 60, 80) are sequentially arranged in an axial direction, and wherein the plurality of optical lenses (20, 40, 60, 80) are configured such that by altering an axial position of one of the optical lenses (20, 40, 60, 80) from a first defined axial position to a second defined axial position, a final angular light distribution of the optical system (100) is variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Axel Beier, Volker Türck
  • Patent number: 11156339
    Abstract: A luminaire with uplighting and downlighting capabilities is provided. According to one aspect, the luminaire may include a housing, a light source disposed in the housing, and a lens. The light source may be configured to emit light in a downward direction, and the lens may at least partially cover the light source. An opening may be formed in a top part of the housing and may permit light reflected by an interior surface of the lens to be transmitted in an upward direction from the housing. Optionally, a transparent or translucent cover member may at least partially cover the opening in the top part of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KENALL MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Dahlen, Brandon Stolte
  • Patent number: 11156762
    Abstract: A single edge lit lighting module is disclosed which produces tailored light distributions valuable in many illumination applications. The light distributions attainable using the invention include, but are not limited to, symmetric and asymmetric batwing distributions, asymmetric distributions for perimeter lighting and symmetric distributions. The invention's unique single edge lit construction provide the means for achieving this without need for conventional two lit edges and within a compact form factor with narrow width, particularly well-suited for linear lighting fixtures. Various embodiments also provide means for adjusting light distributions dynamically to control light output characteristics by controlling the input signals to the LED board included in the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: Fusion Optix, Inc., Axis Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Terence Yeo, Timothy Kelly, Howard Yaphe, Stephane Beland, Jean Gagne, Andrew Miles
  • Patent number: 11156336
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus of a vehicle is provided to allow irradiation of light to be diffused into a surrounding area together with a lighting area in which the light is irradiated. The is irradiated even from a bumper or a grille of the vehicle. In addition, in an area in which the irradiation of the light is diffused in the vehicle in addition to the lighting area, the diffusion of the light is selectively determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Hyeong Seon Kim
  • Patent number: 11158219
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses are disclosed for incorporating an illumination assembly comprising a plurality of micro-light sources into an exterior surface of a vehicle for the purpose of producing predetermined fixed or sequenced visual images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Rebecca Estelle Burghy
  • Patent number: 11150509
    Abstract: A backlight module is provided, including: a light source module configured to emit a plurality of point lights; a diffuser plate configured to homogenize light emitted from the light source module; and a reflective plate disposed over the light source module and located between the light source module and the diffuser plate, where the reflective plate is provided with a plurality of through holes corresponding to the plurality of point lights, such that the plurality of point lights emitted from the light source module enter the diffuser plate through the corresponding through holes of the reflective plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fancheng Liu
  • Patent number: 11143376
    Abstract: A vehicular lamp comprising a front lens body extending in a predetermined direction horizontally inclined by a predetermined angle when viewed from the front, a rear lens unit disposed behind the front lens body, and a light source which is disposed behind the rear lens unit and emits light for a headlamp light distribution pattern, wherein the rear lens unit is a lens unit configured to condense, in a first direction, light from the light source, the front lens body is a lens unit configured to condense, in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, light from the rear lens unit, and at least one light diffusing element configured to diffuse light from the optical system in at least one of the predetermined direction and a direction orthogonal to the predetermined direction is set in a region of the front lens body permeated by light from the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Nishimura, Kazuma Kamioka
  • Patent number: 11136262
    Abstract: A fitout article or article of equipment for a kitchen or laboratory is provided. The article has a display device, a separating element, and a covering. The covering is on an interior side of the separating element and has a cutout at the separating element. The separating element has a light transmittance of at least 5% and at most 70%. The covering has light transmittance of at most 7% and a colour locus in the CIELAB colour space with coordinates L* of 20 to 40, a* of ?6 to 6 and b* of ?6 to 6, and the colour locus of D65 standard illuminant light, after passing through the substrate, is within a white region W1 determined in the chromaticity diagram CIExyY-2° by the coordinates: White region W1 x Y 0.27 0.21 0.22 0.25 0.32 0.37 0.45 0.45 0.47 0.34 0.36 0.29.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Evelin Weiss, Matthias Bockmeyer, Birgit Dörk, Friedrich Siebers, Christian Henn
  • Patent number: 11122921
    Abstract: A beverage container lighting and insulation device includes a first piece of insulating material. The beverage container lighting and insulation device further includes a spring oriented along a length of the insulating material, such that the spring causes the first piece of insulating material to coil. The beverage container lighting and insulation device further includes a lighting device joined with the first piece of insulating material, such that the lighting device lights the length of the first piece of insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NITE IZE, INC.
    Inventor: Joshua Heit
  • Patent number: 11105969
    Abstract: A display device that includes first and second light sources, a light guide body, and a mask body is provided. The light guide body includes a reflector that has a shape of a first design. The light guide body guides first light emitted by the first light source and reflects the first light by the reflector to display the first design. The mask body includes a light-transmissive portion and a light-blocking portion. The light-transmissive portion has a shape of a second design, and the light-blocking portion is a portion other than the light-transmissive portion. The light-transmissive portion transmits second light emitted by the second light source to display the second design. The first design is displayed at a first display luminance, and the second design is displayed at a second display luminance. The first display luminance and the second display luminance are substantially equalized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuma Sasagawa, Masaki Kontani